This oak grows relatively fast. It provides
summertime shade and brilliant color in the winter months for a
Susceptible to wilts and leaf disease.
The acorns serve as a food source for birds and
mammals. Relatively fast growth rate.
Because the oak tree was dedicated to Thor, the mythological god
of thunder, it was believed that an oak tree could never be struck
by lightning. Acorn-shaped wooden pulls, which are thought
to protect a house, are a possible carry over from this folklore.